No Happy Ending

No Happy Ending

by Paco Ignacio Taibo
     
 

ISBN-10: 1590580389

ISBN-13: 9781590580387

Pub. Date: 06/30/2003

Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press


The third English language case for Mexico City independent detective Hector Belascoaran Shayne, No Happy Ending, is Paco Ignacio Taibo II at his subversive, darkly comic best. First, Hector discovers the body of a dead actor, dressed like a Roman in full breastplate and regalia, propped up on the toilet in his office. Shortly thereafter, he receives a threatening

Overview


The third English language case for Mexico City independent detective Hector Belascoaran Shayne, No Happy Ending, is Paco Ignacio Taibo II at his subversive, darkly comic best. First, Hector discovers the body of a dead actor, dressed like a Roman in full breastplate and regalia, propped up on the toilet in his office. Shortly thereafter, he receives a threatening letter and a snapshot of another murdered corpse. As Hector investigates the killings, he discovers that both share a connection to a dead stuntman named Zorak who apparently perished while training a government-backed paramilitary group. Once again, the one-eyed anarchist detective finds himself up against the very institutions which persecute the downtrodden and oppress the masses. In typical Taibo fashion, Hector appears destined to lose: the ending to this remarkable absurdist tale shows his bullet-ridden body lying face down in the gutter during a rainstorm.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781590580387
Publisher:
Poisoned Pen Press
Publication date:
06/30/2003
Series:
Hector Belascoaran Shayne Detective Series
Pages:
171
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.45(d)

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